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Landlord’s threats of legal action amounted to harassment of tenant

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v Worthington (1) and Parkin (2) alerts landlords to the risk of their dealings with tenants amounting to unlawful harassment.  Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan explain and offer practical advice, which will be of particular interest for social housing providers […]

Cabot SPR appeal: A welcome outcome for unsecured lenders in Scotland

Walker Morris partner Rob Aberdein explains an appeal allowed by the Sheriff Appeal Court which clarifies that the “interventionist and problem-solving approach” required of sheriffs under the new Simple Procedure Rules Simple Procedure Rules (SPR) for low value claims does not extend to undefended claims.  The appeal concerned a number of test cases and will […]

Industry responds to SME access to the FOS

The FCA last week published a suite of responses it has received to a consultation paper (CP18/3) released in January this year setting out the FCA’s proposed changes to the jurisdiction of the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) to open the FOS complaints resolution process to small businesses (SMEs). The fourteen responses published come from a […]

Cyber security, separation and self-protection online

Social media has many benefits, enabling us to keep in touch with old and new friends alike, sharing special moments with ‘followers’, organising events or tracking exercise progress. However, there is a dark side to the web.  Every click, post or search adds to your very own digital footprint, this leaves everyone vulnerable to exploitation. […]

Romanian companies will be able to distribute dividends on a quarterly basis

The Romanian Parliament recently approved the Law on the Amendment and Completion of the Accounting Law No. 82/1991, Amendment and Completion of the Companies Law No. 31/1990 and Amendment and Completion of Law No. 1/2005, on the organisation and functioning of cooperative companies. Before entering into force, the law will have to be promulgated by […]

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Mayer Brown London revenues up 8 per cent

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Never has it been more important to take care of the pennies. Practice area: Private Client Never has it been more important to take care of the pennies. As the UK Government looks to top up the coffers and tighten the public purse strings, the überwealthy will be watching to see how new tax legislation […]

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Links, Lovells oil the wheels as TNK-BP partners make peace

Linklaters and Lovells have thrashed out the details of a peace deal between the warring partners in the TNK-BP energy venture in Russia. The corporate restructuring sees the management of the venture split equally between the two shareholders – Russian consortium AAR and BP. Three independent directors have also been appointed. Linklaters advised longstanding client […]

Akin posts rises in revenue and PEP in spite of exits

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has posted a sharp rise in average profit per equity partner (PEP) for the 2008 financial year, with PEP up more than 16 per cent to $1.4m. The Texas-headquartered firm also managed a rise in revenue to $780.5m, an increase of just under 4 per cent. A number of […]

The Latham guessing game

In the flurry of speculation over financials this year, the reality is that some firms’ results are simply more interesting than others’. And for the past few days, it seems everyone has been on tenterhooks for Latham & Watkins’ figures. The official results are due out next week. Unofficially, sources within the firm are predicting […]

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